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The affordances of media spaces for collaboration

Gaver, William. 1992. 'The affordances of media spaces for collaboration'. In: CSCW '92. Toronto, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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In this paper, I discuss the affordances offered by media spaces for collaboration, contrasting their properties with those of the everyday medium and exploring the implications for perception and interaction. Collaboration is situated in a physical environment which supports or
constrains the various forms social interactions might take. An analysis of the affordances of the environment – the properties that offer actions and interactions to those within it – thus complements analyses which emphasize social and cultural factors. Examining the “physics” of media space systems is helpful both in understanding how people use
them to collaborate and in suggesting possibilities for

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number (DOI): 10.1145/143457.371596
Keywords: Video, mediaspaces, affordances, ecological approaches
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Design
Design > Interaction Research Studio
Event Location: Toronto, Canada
Item ID: 15096
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 12:38
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 16:07
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/15096
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